11/7/15

"Human equality"

"THERE are two rooted spiritual realities out of which grow all kinds of democratic conception or sentiment of human equality. There are two things in which all men are manifestly and unmistakably equal. They are not equally clever or equally muscular or equally fat, as the sages of the modern reaction (with piercing insight) perceive. But this is a spiritual certainty, that all men are tragic. And this, again, is an equally sublime spiritual certainty, that all men are comic."

~G.K. Chesterton: Charles Dickens, Ch. X.─The Great Dickens Characters.

Dickens' Dream, an unfinished watercolour painting by the Victorian artist, etcher and illustrator, Robert William Buss (1804 – 1875).

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